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#1 Jake00002 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 05:48 AM

Hello everyone, new here from Houston area.  I'm seeking out a David Bradley for garden work, and came across this Model #91757599 that has a 10hp B&S mounted to it.

 

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My question for you guys, is this overkill?  It seems like it would be too much for a walk behind.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 06:38 AM

Welcome aboard the tractor may be a run behind.



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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:02 AM

Welcome to the forum. Might be a little overkill but it shouldn't lack power and you wouldn't have to run it so hard. I wonder how long its been run without an aircleaner though?



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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:42 AM

welcome to the group. I would have to say that yes its a little over kill, as 6hp was about the top end for them, near the end of production. I don't think that its going to hurt anything, since you will probably run out of traction before you run out of power.


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 04:33 PM

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 06:38 PM

welcome to the group. I would have to say that yes its a little over kill, as 6hp was about the top end for them, near the end of production. I don't think that its going to hurt anything, since you will probably run out of traction before you run out of power.

I agree, I think it won't hurt the tractor, but a bigger motor means greater feul consumption. A motor with half the HP would be more than adequate with greater feul economy.
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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:35 PM

I agree, I think it won't hurt the tractor, but a bigger motor means greater feul consumption. A motor with half the HP would be more than adequate with greater feul economy.

well one don't have to run it at full throttle. A 10hp drawn back would still have more power than the correct one wide open.



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Posted October 22, 2014 - 10:39 PM

One word of advice. Keep the big engine and run it lower rpm because those David Bradley's came stock with engines around 1600 rpm and that translates to 2.5 mph with the stock 2.5 inch od pulley on the engine. Now, that engine may be rated at higher rpm, meaning more ground speed at wider throttle, and trust me, you can't (or rather don't want to) keep up with that DB at speeds above 2.5 mph.

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Thanks for the input guys.  I have leads on a couple other DB's a little closer to home that i'm looking into.  One without a motor, one with a 6.5hp Harbor Freight replacement, both with implements.  I'll keep you posted on what I find.



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Posted December 28, 2014 - 08:50 PM

Just keep looking. DBs are out there for good prices. I picked up my last 49 with a turning plow, cultivator, a hood and chains for $ 150. I'm not a fan of HF engines. I would look for an old Briggs before I did a HF engine.

It's too late for the one you found, but I would have bought it and ran it as is, after adding an air filter, while I looked for a smaller engine, then sold the 10 that was on it. That would make a nice wood splitter engine for somebody.

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Posted December 29, 2014 - 11:18 AM

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